With work, the boys being out of camp and Mama 1969 visiting, I took a mini blog vacation to stop and enjoy my family. We went mini-golfing, bowling, swimming and wrapped it all up with a trip to Dorney Park. It was nice to not do anything but play and laugh. The return of the crisp mornings and the hundreds of dollars spent on back to school shopping lets me know that Fall is back and right around the corner.
Spending so much time with the boys led me to thinking. As the main example of womanhood in their lives, what thoughts about women am I imparting on them? I know both my good and bad qualities are leaving indelible marks on their poor little brains.
I think all of the work and running around I do may cause them to one day want wives that don’t do so much. They may want wives that stay home longer when their babies are born. Someone that gives them lots more personal attention and has time to spare for fun stuff.
With my job, training for the triathlon, running a household, etc…they probably feel like I am always doing something. While I am conscious of this and do make every effort to make sure my boys get lots of individual and joint quality time, I am sure they want more.
In my heart, I hope I am setting a different example. I hope they will seek out women who are capable of having their own interests and loving them at the same time. I hope they will want a woman who cares about her health and fitness. I hope they find someone that can work if she chooses to and love what she does, while contributing to their joint success. I hope she can cook but if not, my sons will be able to throw down in the kitchen. Most important, I hope they find a woman that no matter how crazy her life gets, she laughs with them everyday.
I can’t predict the future, I can only live my life the best I know how. I wonder what they will take away from it? I hope they know that no matter what I did, I did it all for them, with love.